AIMing for Automated Vehicles
The U.S. armed forces have had smart weapons for a long time now. It is just recently that they realized they need smart supply trucks. Hi, I am Paul F. Grayson, Team Leader of American Industrial Magic (AIM), one of last remaining teams of the 390 teams that worked on vehicles for the DARPA Grand Challenge series of unmanned vehicle races. AIM is working to save soldiers lives by searching for ways to make driverless Army supply trucks affordable. AIM is funded by donations from individuals like you who want to speed up the fielding of this life-saving technology. With this blog, you can look over my shoulder while I and my team work on this important technology. You will get a chance to look into the world of unmanned robotic vehicles, see some of the things that I see, and puzzle over the challenges of making vehicles driverless. Welcome to my world!
Thursday, 13-01-11 17:45
Thank you for the report. Please keep it up. I wish the nightly news was all about the teams, their highs and lows, their competitions, and the adults taking an active part to make it happen. These are the real everyday heroes in my mind's eye.
Tuesday, 11-01-11 17:25
Hey Paul - great to see that you found time to evaluate the new LabVIEW Robotics Module! Thanks for taking the time to blog about our tools. Here are some links to additional getting started resources in case you need them:
Also - in case you had a chance to order the Robotics Kit for your students, here are some exercises for learning how to use the platform:
Finally - check out our latest case study, students at Olin College rapidly develop an autonomous vehicle using LabVIEW Robotics:
Thanks again - hope all is well!
Meghan Kerry, Robotics Marketing Engineer, National Instruments
Friday, 05-11-10 08:50
Car makers are advertising cars that park themselves and even brake by themselves to avoid an accident. How far behind can a fully automated mode for automobiles be? Also see this prior AIMing for Automated Vehicles item from blog: "3 ways controls will save lives with automated guided vehicles" found at...